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Football, Sweet Potato Skins, and Gallo Wine – #SundaySupper

vegetarian appetizer, sweet potato skins, The Wimpy Vegetarian

I get interested in all the football hoopla when my home team does really, really well. And just to qualify that statement, well enough to go to the Super Bowl. Yes, I’m one of those fans. Kind of like the sports equivalent to people who […]

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Broccoli and Cranberry Bean Salad with Lemon-Garlic-Yogurt Dressing

broccoli salad, how to cook cranberry beans

A shiny new farmer’s market just opened up here in Incline Village (on Lake Tahoe). It’s small – with maybe 15 tents, very personal (one elderly farmer glanced dismissively at the plastic bag of baby kale I handed to him to be weighed, snorted that […]

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Cherry Brandy Cobbler with Coconut Biscuit Topping #SundaySupper

cherry brandy cobbler with coconut biscuit, easy entertaining, summer dessert

Hot summer days call for lazy desserts. As I write this, the air is heavy, with hints of the thunderstorms that sweep through in the late afternoons. The breeze picks up, and I can feel it moving along my inner arm, swirling around the crook of […]

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Roasted Potato Salad with Lentils (optional Grilled Salmon) #TheSaladBar

Summer Potluck salad of lentils, potatoes with optional salmon, cooking for vegetarians and omnivores

  One of the reasons I like to join up with different blogging groups is that they nudge me to cook in a way that I want to. This is our second monthly Salad Blogging Group posting party, and I can already feel the effects. […]

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Gazpacho For a Hot Summer Day

Vegan gazpacho soup for summer lunch or dinner

It’s been a hot summer in the Bay Area. A few days before the 4th-of-July long weekend, a week of 90-something˚  F temperatures was being forecasted. No big deal, those of you in other parts of the country might say; but this isn’t an area […]

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Berry-Pineapple Salad with Ginger Poppyseed Dressing #TheSaladBar

strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, gorgonzola, with ginger poppyseed dressing for cooking for a crowd

Many years ago, a far-flung group of us came together every year for a ski vacation. We rotated it a bit between Deer Valley (Utah), Aspen, and other places in Colorado. One by one, we stopped skiing for any number of reasons, and after not […]

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Friday Desserts: Roasted Berries with Coconut and Lime

Roasted strawberries and blackberries topped with lime and toasted coconut, gluten-free dessert recipe

This is an incredibly easy dessert, and is a riff of one I had at a friend’s home last month. It’s vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, and almost everything-free except flavor-free. You may have picked up by now that I love roasted just about anything, and that […]

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#SundaySupper: Smoked Trout Deviled Eggs

smoked trout deviled eggs, easy entertaining, Memorial Day picnic

The weather is warming up here in the Bay Area, and we’re officially in the first holiday weekend I associate with summer. To celebrate, this week’s theme for Sunday Supper is picnics, and for me a picnic isn’t a picnic without deviled eggs. I wanted […]

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#SundaySupper: Arepas Rellenas (Stuffed Arepas)

arepas rellenas, cooking for vegetarians and omnivores

Nothing ever stays put. That’s not necessarily bad. It’s just true. Jobs change, kids grow up, we move or redecorate. We pack on unwanted weight, we shed some of it (never quite as much as we gain, and what’s up with that?), and take up […]

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#SundaySupper: Chocolate Coconut Creamy Truffles with Strawberry Jam

decadent chocolate coconut creamy truffles with strawberry jam

  It’s time for another SundaySupper and it’s all about Valentine’s Day. I went traditional with chocolate, how could I not? And I settled on truffles. It’s been way too long since I’ve made them. Truffles are show-stoppers. Decadent, hard chocolate shells protecting luxuriant, silky […]

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DIY

Garlic Olive Oil

how make garlic oil for your pantry, The Wimpy Vegetarian

Flavored olive oils are fun and so easy to make. But there’s good reason to take precautions. There is risk of botulism in making some types, and this seems to be particularly true of garlic oil as it has a low pH and harbors moisture. […]

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Roasted Tomato Hummus : #SundaySupper Super Eats For Game Day

If you follow this blog, you know I’m a list person. Have you ever had something on your to-do list you keep postponing? Not something like ‘clean the bathroom grout’ – that’s in an entirely different category. I mean something you actually want to do. You’re […]

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Stevia Extract

how to make stevia extract

About a month ago I posted about making stevia powder from a couple of stevia plants I nurtured all summer. Some folks commented that the powder can have an aftertaste, and encouraged me to make extract. It took me a little while, but I finally […]

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Homemade Roasted Tomato Sauce

how to make homemade roasted tomato sauce

One of things I think about when all the heirlooms show up at the market is making homemade tomato sauce. I don’t eat beef much more than once or twice a year, but I grew up loving a tomato chunky, meaty sauce for pasta. I’ve […]

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